Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Homework for Wednesday, January 25th

Reminder: Orchestra concert is tomorrow night!

1) Read for 30 minutes and record your minutes on your iRead sheet.
2) Beginning planning your Great Depression project.* Think about all the steps you will need to take to complete your project. What obstacles do you foresee (if any)?

* As part of our Midwest unit, we studied aspects of the Great Depression and how it altered the identities and perspectives of those who lived through it. Students were then assigned a specific role (i.e. farmer, banker, homeless child) and asked to research and explore the Depression through the eyes of their character. For the culminating project, students are free to choose the manner in which they would like to demonstrate their acquired knowledge. Some ideas are Depression-themed board games, diaries, or posters.

The two requirements of this project are a) a demonstration of knowledge of life during the Great Depression, and b) a demonstration of understanding how identities changed and perspectives differed during this time. Students will be given time in class to work, but will probably require work time at home. I am happy to provide the supplies I have. I have set Monday, January 30th as the "due" date, but will gladly grant extensions to students who are "thinking big". I am not as concerned about the due date as I am that the student is engaged in creating a project they are proud of.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, though I am monitoring all student work as we progress and will reach out to you if I feel issues are arising.

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